What is Collective Enfranchisement?

As collective enfranchisement solicitors, we understand how difficult it can be to understand legal concepts and procedures around collective enfranchisement. Thankfully Jade Wilson, Solicitor at Ashley Wilson Solicitors, is here to explain more about what collective enfranchisement is and how to...

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Update regarding Tribunal Fees

On 17 December 2015 Government announced proposals to make a number of changes to application and hearing fees, which, since 25 July 2016 has been implemented. The hearing fees will be as follows: On filing an application to commence proceedings in any leasehold case or on filing an appeal o...

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Higher Rates of Stamp Duty to be Applicable to Lease Extensions

On the 1st April 2016 the Government introduced higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax to be levied on purchases of additional residential properties. This effectively means that unless you are buying your first property, or you are selling your main residence and buying a property that is intended to ...

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Buying your Freehold v Extending your Lease v Right to Manage

The world of enfranchisement can be a tricky one with a number of complicated concepts such as collective enfranchisements, lease extensions and right to manage claims set out to confuse the lay leaseholder! So, briefly, what do these concepts involve, what are the advantages and disadvantages of th...

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Lease Extensions – Why Should I Extend My Lease Now?

Once a lease term expires the freeholder is entitled to vacant possession of your Flat. However, the law allows a long leaseholder to force the freeholder to grant them a lease extension of 90 years on top of the existing term and for their ground rent to fall to nil (otherwise known as ‘a pepperc...

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